Drivers who cause an open car door accident could face NT$3,600 fine

The regulation is to require drivers to be more careful when opening vehicle doors in the future.

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/01
By: Wendy Lee , Taiwan News, Staff Writer

In the future, drivers who cause an open door accident will face fines of up to NT$3,600.

clipboard01Legislative Yuan on Tuesday passed the third and final reading to regulate the opening of vehicle doors, in an effort to reduce the number of car accidents in the nation that comes with dooring.

When an accident caused by improper car door opening occurs, the driver will be liable under the amendment to the Statute Governing Road Traffic, and will be subject to a fine of between NT$1,200 and NT$3,600.

Kuomintang Legislator Chiang Nai-shin, who proposed the amendment bills, said Tuesday that an annual average of 3,581 accidents involving car doors left hanging open were reported over the past three years.    [FULL  STORY]

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